For Members

All bona fide community foundations, and individuals with a special interest in community philanthropy are invited to join Australian Community Philanthropy. ACP members are part of the Australia’s community foundation network, which is in turn part of a global movement.

Member services

ACP delivers the following programs for and with its members:

  • Advocacy for public policy reform to achieve an optimal operating environment for community philanthropy
  • Capacity building through information sharing, peer learning and professional development opportunities 
  • Research and information services
  • Promoting community philanthropy to key stakeholders and in the wider community to raise awareness about its importance and impact
  • Point of contact for external partners, stakeholders and inquirers including our international community foundation peers and their peak bodies.


Community foundation membership fees are calculated on a sliding scale according to size of corpus: The membership year runs from 1st February to 30th January. Individuals with a connection to and interest in the community foundation sector are welcome to join as Individual Members.

Already a member?
Membership fees are due on the 1st of February each year.


  • Representation and a stronger voice in advocacy Together we are more than the sum of our parts. ACP members contribute to the sector’s collective voice with policy makers, opinion leaders and funders.
  • Information, inspiration and support Members have access to information, resources, case studies and advice. They inspire each other with their successes and support each other through challenging times by sharing experiences and helpful hints. 
  • Access to expert advice ACP regularly sources up-to-date advice from legal, regulatory and philanthropy experts and makes this available to members.
  • Member pricing and special offers
    Current members have access to preferential booking and discounted tickets to events and are notified of special offers, such as bursaries or travel grants to assist with event attendance at some distance from a foundation’s home base.

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